Weekend Readings

The changing face of ‘nerds’ (and autism) in popular culture” by Noel Murray — A thought-provoking look into comedy, nerdiness, and the autism spectrum.

Dead Writers Perfume” by Amanda Nelson. I imagine that my own scent might be a mix of oolong tea, red wine, rosemary, and tea tree oil. An odd mix, to be sure, but it’s fun to think about.

Hilary Mantel’s Rules for Writers — I’ve never read Brande’s book, but I will now. At some point. My to-be-read list is very long.

New Goose by Lorine Niedecker — Spinoffs of Mother Goose poems based on life during the Great Depression and World War II. Disturbing, in a way, how the work is still thematically relevant.

Our No Audio, Ourselves” by Natalie Shapero — A meditation on language, vulgarity, FCC, and the complicated regulations surrounding decency.

The Roadside Assistance Prayer” by Susan Rooke — Yay local poets! I was also amused because my final poem for the 30/30 project mentioned roadside assistance, and when the poem was done, I opened up my Your Daily Poem email, and discovered Susan’s piece.

Women of the Way: Discovering 2,500 Years of Buddhist Widsom by Sallie Tisdale — I just started this book, which brings to life the stories of female Buddhist figures that have been otherwise obscured or ignored.

2 thoughts on “Weekend Readings

  1. It’s funny you should mention The Roadside Assistance Prayer. When I read that on Your Daily Poem a couple of days ago, I thought it would make a gret prompt to write about something you’re thankful for or something you wish you had. I copied and took it to a writers’ group meeting yesterday for that purpose. The first thing that came into my head when I read it was that roadside assistance doesn’t do you any good without a cell phone, and I’ve actually been in a situation where I’ve needed roadside assistance and had no way to call for it so that’s what I wrote about.

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